Horse racing has seen the recent return of one of its most revered tracks. Saratoga’s summer meet is of bucket list quality. If you don’t believe that just ask NFL Hall of Fame coach Bill Parcells. He became so captivated as a fan at Saratoga that he decided to become a Horse Racing owner. Saratoga leads yet another loaded lineup of weekday racing action. Once again, we will be treated to the best horses, jockeys, and trainers in the world.
Let’s now take a look at the highlights of this week’s schedule from tracks across North America!
Saratoga – Saratoga Springs, New York – Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday
Wednesday begins the week with 10 races on the Saratoga card. Most important of all will be the $85,000 Dayatthespa Stakes. In the same way is a Thursday card with 10 races. Featured is the $85,000 John Morrissey Handicap. Friday’s card has 10 races on the card led by the $100,000 Coronation Cup Stakes.
So far in the beginning stages of the Saratoga meet Jose L. Ortiz leads the jockey standings with over $189,000 in earnings. Ortiz has a total of 16 starts with four wins, two second, and two third place finishes.
Right behind in second place is Irad Ortiz Jr. with over $180,000 in earnings. Irad has 17 starts with one win, six second, and three third place finishes.
Gulfstream Park – Hallandale, Florida – Thursday and Friday
Thursday will feature 10 races on the Gulfstream card. In like manner Friday has 10 more races scheduled.
First place in the Gulfstream Park jockey standings is Edward Zavas with over $2.3 million in earnings. Zavas has a total of 480 starts at the current meet with 80 wins, 77 second, and 59 third place finishes.
Second place at Gulfstream belongs to jockey Emisael Jaramillo with over $2.1 million in earnings. In 436 starts he has 72 wins, 60 second, and 52 third place finishes.
Woodbine – Rexdale, Ontario - Thursday and Friday
There is a total of eight races on the Woodbine Thursday card. Following on Friday is nine more races.
Lead jockey at Woodbine is Rafael Manuel Hernandez with over $1 million in earnings. Hernandez has 152 starts with 41 wins, 20 second, and 19 third place finishes.
Second place jockey at Woodbine is Justin Stein with over $962,000 in earnings. Stein has 136 starts with 25 wins, 17 second, 19 third place finishes.
Del Mar - Del Mar, California – Friday
To summarize there are a total of 11 races for the Del Mar Friday card. Featured will be the Grade 2 $150,000 San Clemente Stakes.
First place in the Del Mar jockey standings is held by Umberto Rispoli with over $277,000 in earnings. Rispoli has 21 starts with seven wins, three second, and three third place finishes,
Abel Cedillo is the second-place jockey at Del Mar with over $167,000 in earnings. Cedillo has 28 starts with four wins, two second, and five third place finishes.
Delaware Park – Wilmington, Delaware – Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday
At the beginning of the week at Delaware Park is a 10 race Monday card. Wednesday and Thursday will offer 10 more races each day.
Lead jockey at Delaware Park is Carol Cedeno with over $548,000 in earnings. Cedeno has 89 starts with 21 wins, 11 second, and 16 third place finishes.
Second place at Delaware belongs to Trevor McCarthy with over $506,000 in earnings. McCarthy has 80 starts with 16 wins, 10 second, and six third place finishes.
Prairie Meadows - Altoona, Iowa - Friday
Specifically, this week Prairie Meadows will offer 12 races for Friday’s card.
Monmouth Park – Oceanport, New Jersey – Friday
In sum for Friday is a total of 10 races for the Monmouth Park card.
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